Syracuse Orange Basketball Schedule
There is arguably no place more exciting to be for a college basketball game
than at the Carrier Dome, home of the Syracuse Orange. The Orange have long been one of the best teams in NCAA basketball
and continue to dominate the competition year in and year out. Last season was the first for Syracuse playing in the ACC and
they wasted no time establishing themselves as contenders. After a couple of tightly fought games against the Duke Blue Devils,
the Orange have already begun a new conference rivalry that has college hoops fanatics across the country excited. Syracuse
managed to finish in second place in the conference, just behind Virginia, and will be looking to improve upon that performance
in the 2014-2015 season. It will not be easy navigating through a tough ACC regular season schedule but the Orange appear
to be more than ready for the challenge.
Once again Syracuse will have to take on the best the ACC has to offer including
the Virginia Cavaliers, the Duke Blue Devils, the Pitt Panthers, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and more. This season the Louisville
Cardinals will be joining the ACC, giving the Orange the chance to go up against yet another one of their former Big East
foes during ACC play. The 2014-2015 season holds high expectations for Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange but the squad is
always ready to take on any challenge. Once again the Carrier Dome will be filled with orange clad Syracuse fans ready to
blow the roof off of the building right from the opening tip off. Be sure to get your tickets to see the Syracuse Orange from
StubHub as soon as possible as they are an incredibly popular team and tickets to all of their biggest games sell quickly.
Syracuse Orange Basketball History
The history of Syracuse basketball dates all the way back to the 1900-1901
season and the university has made 35 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, 29 of which have come under current head coach Jim
Boeheim. In addition to the numerous trips to the Tournament, Boeheim has led the team to 34 20 win seasons, and the trips
to the National Championship Game. The Orange finally won it all for the first time in 2003 when they were led by freshmen
Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara. The university has won nine regular season conference titles along with five conference
tournament championships. Syracuse had been one of the founding members of the powerhouse Big East Conference when it was
first formed in 1979 but moved to the ACC prior to the 2013-2014 season along with several other Big East schools. Despite
finishing second in the ACC last season, the Orange suffered an early exit from the NCAA Tournament in March when they were
upset by Dayton in the third round. The loss still stings and the Orange have been working hard all off season to make sure
they do not suffer a similar fate at the end of this season. It is an exciting time to be a Syracuse Orange basketball fan
and thousands of Orange fans will be filling the Carrier Dome on game days looking to cheer the team on to another big win.
Syracuse Orange Basketball Conference
College basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never
easy for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch
competition and with the recent addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is
only getting tougher. Altogether the ACC has won 15 National Championships with North Carolina leading the way with five.
Schools from the ACC have reached the Final Four sixty times and are always making a big impact in the Tournament. Playing
such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the ACC who are selected for the Tournament ready to take
on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college
basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better or more dominant than the ACC.
basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the
most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into the Carrier
Dome for a Syracuse Orange home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand
up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big
time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides
are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from
your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final
buzzer when the Syracuse side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation. Big things
appear to be in store for Syracuse and Orange fans can sense the excitement in the air as they pile into Carrier Dome to get
in on all of the action.
The Orange have retired ten numbers, those of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick
Coleman, Ronny Seikaly, Vic Hanson, Billy Gabor, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, Sherman Douglas, Dave Bing, Billy Owens, and Dwyane
Washington. Former Syracuse Orange point guard Michael Carter-Williams, now playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, was selected
as the NBA's Rookie of the Year at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Head coach Jim Boeheim also serves as an assistant on
the U.S. men's national basketball team and is second all-time in terms of total wins in Division I Men's NCAA Basketball,
trailing only Mike Krzyzewski. He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.